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Spark Ventures' Fundraiser:

Running for Spark Ventures

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BENEFITING: Spark Ventures

THE STORY:

Hyalker - a Spark friend & supporter - inspired us to start this campaign. He is running for Spark Ventures and invites you to join him! Rather than participating in just one upcoming race, Hyalker is running in 15+ races during the next few months and is fundraising along the way for our work! You can join for one of Hyalker's races or find your own, but we hope you feel inspired to join in support of Spark Ventures' model of business driven philanthropy.

Spark Ventures is a non-profit that partners with international grassroots organizations to provide education, nutrition, and healthcare to vulnerable children. Our unique philanthropic model helps these grassroots organizations become self-sufficient and independent by launching for profit businesses that can sustain their high-impact community programming. We helped our partner in Zambia, start a for-profit poultry farm that directly supports over 350 children. And, we are in the process of launching an agribusiness to help support the next generation of leaders in Nicaragua.

Our vision is a future where all children have the
resources and opportunity to reach their potential. We hope you consider fundraising or donating today.

Here's what you can do to help:

  • If you are planning on running in an upcoming race (a 5k, 10k, marathon, or any other athletic competition!), we encourage you to run for Spark Ventures. Set up your own fundraising page and join the Running for Spark Ventures team
  • Or, donate directly to benefit children in Zambia and Nicaragua by clicking on the "Donate to this Fundraiser" button!
  • Run with us! Below is the list of races Hyalker will be running within the coming months: 
  1. Rock n Roll Chicago Half Marathon 7/20/2014 Chicago, IL
  2. ZOOMA Chicago Half Marathon 8/2/14 Chicago, IL
  3. Madison Mini Marathon 8/16/2014 Madison, WI
  4. Transamerica Chicago Triathlon (International) 8/24/2014 Chicago, IL
  5. Magnificant Mile Women's Half Marathon 8/31/2014 Chicago, IL
  6. Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: Montana 9/17/14 Baker, MT
  7. Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: North Dakota 9/18/14 Bowman, ND
  8. Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: South Dakota 9/19/14 Belle Fourche, SD
  9. Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: Wyoming 9/20/14 Sundance, WY
  10. Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: Nebraska 9/21/14 Chadron, NE
  11. Wendy's Wonderful Kids Half Marathon at Harveys Lake 9/27/2014 Wilkes-Barre, PA 
  12. Bank of America Chicago Marathon 10/12/2014 Chicago, IL
  13. Rock & Roll Denver Half Marathon 10/19/2014 Denver, CO
  14. Monster Dash Half Marathon 10/25/14 Chicago, IL
  15. 35th Annual St Louis Half Marathon 11/2/2014 Clayton, MO
  16. Hot Chocolate Chicago 15K 11/9 Chicago, IL

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$4,320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Hyalker Amaral

    $100

  • Schneekloth

     

  • Dean & Denise Karousos

    $50

  • Katy Oswald

    $100

  • Rekha and Amit Desai

    $50

  • Mindy Evans

    $50

  • Trey & Jenny Matheu

    $50

  • Peter Knowles

    $100

  • Tania and Julio Pérez

    $50

  • Erin Benoit

    $25

  • Tom Hall

    $50

  • Dana Riess

    $100

  • Ivan & Suzy

    $50

  • George Christo

     

  • Denise Mueller

    $25

  • Anne DeFranco

    $50

  • Tom and Manny

    $50

  • The Martin Family

    $75

  • Hydalker "Dodge" Amaral

    $100

  • Dan Ritter

    $10

  • Christina Martin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • emmeline kim

    $100

  • Kim Hill

    $100

  • Susan & Peter Field

    $150

  • Celice Amaral

     

  • Amy Mahoney

    $50

  • Jose Luis Rodriguez

    $50

  • Diane Tolzman

    $100

  • Daniela Weksler

    $50

  • Julia Rodriguez

    $50

  • Karen Rickrode

    $50

  • Roy First

    $100

  • Ilana Shulman

    $25

  • Elena Barroeta

    $50

  • Anca Derdena

    $50

  • Seth Andrews

    $100

  • Julie Finnegan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Cigan Family

    $100

  • Tracy

    $100

  • Andrea McCauley

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ellen Cravens

    $30

  • Gary Thal

     

  • Fastinista

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chancellor & First Lady Opderbeck

    $50

  • Darrel Rhea

    $50

  • Nicole

    $250

  • Patty Karbowski

    $20

  • Molly Teets

    $50

  • Treasa and Michael

     

  • Brian Doyle

    $100

  • The Bombergers

    $50

  • Dunkwurst

    $100

  • Jason Ojalvo

    $100

  • Patrick Rose

     

  • max, miguel and lee

    $40

  • Angelo + family

    $50

  • Archita

    $40

  • Doug Marino

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Srini Varadarajan

    $50

  • John Benton

    $25

  • Ruben & Olga Ocampo

    $50

  • Rich & Karen Woodhams

    $30

  • Dan and Gianna Sanchez

    $60

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29% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,320 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Hyalker Amaral

Amount Raised

$3,680

 

37% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ruben Ocampo

Amount Raised

$590

Fundraiser Title

Spark Ventures

Amount Raised

$50

 

0% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Dan and Gianna Sanchez

Dan and Gianna Sanchez

DONATION: $60

"H" Keep up the good work. This is a wonderful thing you're doing. I sure as hell can't imagine running as much as you do. Dan and Gianna Sanchez 4 years ago

Rich & Karen Woodhams

Rich & Karen Woodhams

DONATION: $30

Top chap 4 years ago

Ruben & Olga Ocampo

Ruben & Olga Ocampo

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

John Benton

John Benton

DONATION: $25

Your killing it out there!!! I know how hard fundraising can be. I wish I could give more 4 years ago

Srini Varadarajan

Srini Varadarajan

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Doug Marino

Doug Marino

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Archita

Archita

DONATION: $40

All this running is bonkers, but at least it's for a good cause and you always have a smile on your face :) 4 years ago

Angelo + family

Angelo + family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

max, miguel and lee

max, miguel and lee

DONATION: $40

4 years ago